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Guangzhou opens museum at airport to show maritime history
From:China Daily  Writer:  Date:2017-08-18
Whether you are taking a flight or waiting to receive someone in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, you can now learn about the city's maritime culture right inside the airport.


The Haitian Corridor, a Silk Road cultural hub, opened at the Baiyun Airport in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province, on Aug 16, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

A historical and cultural corridor, the Haitian Corridor, opened to the public at the Baiyuan Airport in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, on Wednesday, in order to build a huge public art center themed on the ancient Silk Road.


Visitors can read details of items on display on multimedia apparatuses at the cultural corridor. [Photo/Xinhua]
 
The art center, set up in cooperation with the Guangdong provincial museum, spans an area of 3,300 square meters in the airport's basement floor one and showcases the city's 2,000-year-old culture of the Maritime Silk Road.


A porcelain teapot on display at the Haitian Corridor at the Baiyun Airport in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province, on Aug 16, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

The first exhibition, titled The Maritime Trade Legend of Guangzhou, narrates the history of foreign trade in Guangzhou - one of the most important stops along the Maritime Silk Road. Items on show include ancient porcelains and silver accessories.


 
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